A Bitter Gift

Originally posted on Ad Astra:
On December 22, 2014, I gave birth to a little girl. She died before she made it into my arms. She was due today. One of the things…

A New Venture with c0ws…that’s a zero there.

I am part of a group of writers who decided to start a new site: cows.com. It’s a bit tricky because the ‘o’ is actually a zero, but it’s fun to type. My… Continue reading

Soup Night and Star Biscuits

It started out as an endeavor to feed the intern, a young man who wanted to shadow our pastor and learn about ministry. Adam was going to sleep in the upstairs room at… Continue reading

“Am I Enough?” Repost

One of the most challenging parts of Christianity is wrapping your head around the fact that God doesn’t see things the way you do. This post by Barren to Beautiful captures that perfectly:… Continue reading


I have been incredibly busy lately. Kids getting married, projects to make money, adjustments in living spaces and increasing activity in our home have taken up all energy to write a blog post.… Continue reading

A New Season in Life….again

My oldest son just got engaged.  What a blessing, and answer to prayer!  For years, we’ve prayed for our children and their potential spouses, and it is fun to see it happen.  We… Continue reading


Originally posted on bethica.com:
When I got home I expected everything to move quickly.  I was going to start work, get a car, apply for a full time position, pay up my…

Sometimes it just hurts

I was with a friend today…a friend who is stressed and hurting and getting to the point of numb, angry bitterness at all the things piling up in her life.  There’s so much… Continue reading

When God Takes It Away

We just came through Hurricane Sandy with no more than a power loss for about 13 hours.  It helps to live where we can have a rain barrel to flush the toilet with… Continue reading

Out of Romans 7….

It has been a while since posting, and my son asked me why.  When I am talking a lot to real people, I don’t have time to write about it!  But this thought… Continue reading